Squeak...squeak...time for a Vw accessory belt change. Old Vw drive belts or Vw multi rib belt tend to squeak slightly. Inspect the ribbed portion of the Vw drive belts and Vw multi rib belts tend to dry rot from heat and constant flexing. Inspect them closely for any cracks. The Vw drive belts are typically replaced every 30,000 miles. The Vw serpentine belt or Vw multi rib belt is typically replaced every 30,000 - 50,000 miles. If your vehicle is approaching 100,000 miles we recommend replacing other serpentie belt related parts (i.e. tensioners, tensioning arm with pulley, springs, and sleeves). We've put all of these items together in our convienent Vw Serpetine Belt Kits.
However, if your Vw is approaching or ready for a timing belt change, it's a great time to replace your serpentine belt and other related components and save money on replacement costs. All these necessary parts are included in our complete Vw Timing Belt Kits.
We make this replacement easy by putting our Vw accessory belts together into one convenient kit. We also put everything you need for a Vw serpentine belt or Vw multi rib belt replacement into one complete kit (depending on model kits include all Vw serpentine belt tensioner pulley tensioner(s), Vw accessory belt tensioner pulley and arm, spring(s), sleeve(s), and multi rib belt)! Remember it's convenient and saves labor to replace the Vw multi rib belt and Vw accessory belt tensioner arm with pulley at that time since as the timing belt since this belt has to be removed to get to the Vw timing belt. In most cases the bearing in the Vw accessory belt tensioner arm with pulley is making noise at the same time the Vw timing belt needs replacing. We also sell OEM quality German Vw drive belts and Vw multi rib belts individually, most are priced around $15.00 to $32.00.
Listing Of Vw Serpentine Belt Kits
Listing of Vw Serpentine Belt Tensioner Idler Pulley Arm
Models Using 1 Serpentine Belt
Typically newer Vw models use only one (1) Vw accessory belt along with one accessory belt tensioner arm with pulley. This one Vw accessory belt drives the power steering pump, alternator, and a/c compressor. This Vw accessory belt has more specific names such as a Vw multi rib belt and Vw serpentine belt.
Vw Passat Accessory Belt - Mark II
Vw Passat Accessory Belt - Mark III
Vw Passat Accessory Belt - Mark IV
Vw Passat Accessory Belt - 2.8L 30V
Vw Golf Accessory Belt - Mark III
Vw Golf Accessory Belt - Mark IV
Vw Golf Accessory Belt - Mark IV VR6
Vw Golf Accessory Belt - TDI
Vw Jetta Accessory Belt - Mark III
Vw Jetta Accessory Belt - Mark IV
Vw Jetta Accessory Belt - Mark IV VR6
Vw Jetta Accessory Belt - TDI
Vw Beetle Accessory Belt
Vw Beetle Accessory Belt - TDI
Vw Phaeton Accessory Belt
Models Using 1 V Belt & 2 Serpentine Belts
1997 - 2000 and most 2001 Audi A4 and 1998-2005 Vw Passat 1.8 liter Turbo models are an exception to the above. The Vw 1.8 liter Turbo engine uses one (1) Vw v-belt and two (2) Vw serpentine belts (a.k.a. Vw multi rib belts). These three (3) Vw accessory belts drive the power steering pump, alternator, and a/c compressor.